Is it possible that this 2010 mid term election is even more important than the 2008 presidential election that put the first black president in office? I haven’t a clue, BUT thank God for the internet. During my frantic google search to remind myself (or more like figure out) why midterm elections matter, I came across a few non-biased resources to help sift through the political jargon that floods every major network.
Below is an AOI-FAQ Guide with links to the sources who did the actual research. All in an attempt to answer your not so burning questions surrounding the election.
Q- Why are the midterms so important?
A- In order for President Obama’s policies to be effective, we need local politicians in office who have a similar vision.
Q- Wait, what positions are we voting for again?
A- All 435 seats of the US House of Representatives and 33 0r 34 of the 100 seats in the US Senate are up for change during this election.
Q- I think I filled out a voter registration card some time or another, but how do I know if I’m actually registered to vote.
A- Canivote.org let’s you do a name search for your respective state to see if you’re registered. The polls are open so vote early to skip the lines!
Q- What are the issues impacting this midterm election?
A- The health of the economy, unemployment, and health care reform to name a few. About.com does a great job of summarizing the major issues.
The moral of the story here is simple. VOTE. Republican or Democrat, let your voice be heard.